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Submitted by Edo Andromedo Christyono (Indonesia), Jan 23, 2003 at 21:22

If those people aren't following the Islamic laws and rules, why is that some people still refer them as "Islamic extremists", "Islamic fundamentalists", "Islamic radicals", "Islamists ", "militant Islam", and so on?

Shouldn't they be instead said as "people who claim they were Muslims but they're actually not Muslims", much like the term "people who claim that they have Judaic lineage when they're not" (on a note, many if not most people today probably have somekind Judaic lineage or at least Israelite lineage).

Shouldn't the terms of "Islamic extremist", "Islamic fundamentalist", "Islamic radicals", "militant Islam", "Islamists ", and so on be used on those who indeed follow Islamic laws and rules? ...
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